What part of "I've been using Transmission" do you not understand? Seriously, ActiveX errors should have been the first and only red flag for any techie. I'm fine with simple gif, jgp, and png based ads, but since ActiveX has access to so much stuff it was easily crossing the line. Ads themselves were never really the issue. Ads that could potentially leak sensitive information were.
The only reason that this is a story is because there are still a large number of people using uTorrent. That group shouldn't include readers of Slashdot. If you're reading this, and you were using it until you read this story (and especially if you're still using it), you're doing it wrong.
No, the time to abandon uTorrent was when they started showing ActiveX ads. That was a while ago. I've been using Transmission running on my DroboFS ever since (which considering that was where most of my downloads were going in the first place ended up simplifying things).
uTorrent is just the latest piece of software that started off pretty awesome, and was ruined by greed.
IPTV Settop box (Doesn't really count, cause its got a 10/8 IP back to my ISP)
8 port gigabit ethernet switch (again, I don't really count it cause I don't interact with it directly)
That's 8 + 2.
Motorola Mobility is comprised of the Mobile Devices business which produces smartphones and the Home business which produces set-top boxes and end-to-end video solutions.
"Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward" -- William E. Davidsen